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Federal Agencies Coming to Montana For Flood Relief

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Federal emergency teams are making their way to Montana to begin assessing all damage from the recent flooding that has taken place.

According to Ed Tinsley of Montana Disaster and Emergency Services, the main focus of the relief will be primarily looking at damage to public infrastructure.

State staff will meet with officials from across the state, including tribal officials, to assess the damage.

While tribal damage estimates are not available at this time, numbers from four cities and fifteen counties are reporting close to $2,500,000 in damages.

Federal agencies are expected to arrive tomorrow.  There is no indication on how long they will need to make their assessments.

Once the report from FEMA is complete, it will be given to Governor Steve Bullock who could request to the President a disaster declaration, as he did for several areas a year ago.

 

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